Elisabeth Vincentelli
October 01, 1999 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Contino Sessions

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
Producers
Concrete, Time Bomb

We gave it a B+

Death in Vegas’ songs lock into a groove and slowly burrow into your consciousness. Breezily sung by guest Dot Allison, ”Dirge” is pulled along by its reptilian bass line, while ”Aladdin’s Story” is the Velvet Underground’s idea of gospel. With their repetitive guitar riffs echoing against electronics, DIV aren’t as flashy as fellow crossover masters the Chemical Brothers, but on The Contino Sessions, their appeal doesn’t fade as quickly, either.

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